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How to Get Rid of Your Dark Underarms

Updated on July 21, 2013

Too shy to wear your favorite sleeveless due to your darkest secret? Worry no more! Flaunt your sexy shoulders with these tips on getting rid of dark underarms naturally, forget about deodorants, it will just make them even worse, trust me.

Some Factors That Contribute to Underarm Darkening

  • It is the result of excessive sweating.
  • Friction due to the types of clothes we are wearing
  • Lack or improper cleaning of armpits
  • Shaving or plucking.
  • Everyone knows how dark underarms make us people lose self confidence which affects our daily performance as we get conscious about ourselves.

If you wish to end this nightmare, then you better check out these tips on getting rid of dark underarms and lighten them the way you want to.

Tips in Getting Rid of Dark Underarms


Lemon has a natural anti-septic agent which is use in the treatment of various skin problems that includes dark underarms. It helps remove dead skin cells on the affected area and thus lighten your skin. To do this just take a slice of lemon and gently rub it on the skin. Leave it for about 10 minutes only before washing it off as it will irritate your underarms if it will stay longer on the skin. Use skin moisturizer to prevent dryness.

Baking Soda

Baking soda has a natural component which helps in the lightening of dark underarms. Do not worry as it is neutral, neither too acidic nor too alkaline, and it adjust its ph level. After shower, apply the baking soda onto your armpits. It helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorbs the odor hiding on those areas.

Sunflower Oil

The content of sunflower oil has been found to have moisturizing and whitening property which gives good effect on the skin. It's not only for underarm lightening but to other areas as well such as bikini, stretchmarks and face ( acne prone). Just apply sunflower oil twice a day, after bathe and before sleeping.

Papaya Fruit

Papayas are fruits widely eaten by Filipinos who want to loosen bowel. It is known as an effective treatment for stomach aches and for constipation. However, these benefits from papaya don't end there, this fruit has enzyme which helps lighten skin and thus makes it helpful or underarm lightening. It works by exfoliating the sking and removing dead skin cells allowing skin renewal so the result would be a lighter and smooth underarms.

Underarm Waxing

Waxing instead of shaving helps strip away dead skin cells. This is a smart choice to avoid dark underarms. Waxing helps remove the hair of armpits starting from its root plus gives a clear and cleaner look on those areas. Some reasons for having such dark underarms as I mentioned above are the use of deodorants and sprays which they contain chemicals that makes it the leading suspect for its darker color.

These solutions are excellent and have been proven to lighten dark armpits. Besides these, there are also available cosmetic treatments in the market but they are costly unless you are ready to invest just to get rid of your problem areas. Just always bear in mind that natural method is sometimes the best remedy.

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    • carrie Lee Night profile image

      Kept private 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      Thank you for writing this hub :). have a great day.